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Articles - July - 2003 Issue

Walking Tour Of New York’s Antiquarian Book Sellers Part II: Manhattan’s Upper East Side

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Dealer Address & Contact Info.Dealer Specialties and Additional Details
The Compulsive Collector (In Balcony of Crawford Doyle Booksellers, Below):
1082 Madison Avenue (82nd Street)
New York, NY 10028
Summer Hours: Wed.-Sat., 1-6
Telephone: (212) 879-7443
Email: zeldami@aol.com
Name of proprietor(s): Ami Megiddo
Specialties: Fine Binding, First Editions, Limited Editions, Press Books, Children’s Books, Judaica and the Middle East
Crawford Doyle Booksellers
1082 Madison Avenue (82nd Street)
New York, NY 10028
Summer Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10-6, Sun. 12-5
Telephone: (212) 288-6300
Email: bookstore@verizon.net
Name of proprietor(s): John Doyle (Owner), Thomas Talbot (Manager)
Specialties: General Rare Books, Rare Post-War Fiction, British and American, Modern and 20th Century Literary Firsts

Additional Details: “We [Crawford Doyle Booksellers] are a retail ground level store with a collection of rare books in addition. [Editor’s note: see the description of The Compulsive Collector, the firm that is housed within Crawford Doyle’s shop.]
James Cummins, Bookseller, Inc.
699 Madison Avenue (62nd & 63rd Streets),
7th Floor
New York, NY 10021
Summer Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10-6
Telephone: (212) 688-6441
Fax: (212) 688-6192
Email: Cummins@panix.com
Name of proprietor(s): James Cummins (Timothy Johns, Henry Wessells)
Specialties: Sporting, English & American Literature, Private Press, First Editions, Original Art, Illustrated Books, Fine Bindings, Americana

Additional Details: “We are very general in our inventory. There is always something for everyone here,” said a nice gentleman who declined to use his name.
Leonard Fox, Ltd.
790 Madison Avenue (67th Street)
New York, NY 10021
Summer Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10-5
Telephone: (212) 879-7077
Fax: (212) 772-9692
Email: Lfox790@aol.com
Website: foxrarebooks.com
Name of proprietor(s): Leonard Fox
Specialties: 20th Century Illustrated Books, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Fashion, Livres D’Artiste, Watercolors, Prints, & Original Works of Art

Additional Details: According to Leonard Fox, Proprietor of Leonard Fox, Ltd., “A good reason to visit our shop is our specialty. We deal with modern art, specifically with the finest and most pivotal works of art in books created by 20th century masters.”

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  • <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>New York | June 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Faulkner, William. <i>The Sound and the Fury.</i> New York: Jonathan Cape, [1929]. First edition in dust jacket. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Trautz-Bauzonnet bindery. Shakespeare, William. Sonnets. 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Thompson, Kay. <i>Eloise at Christmastime.</i> New York: Random House, [1958]. First edition. In custom binding by Asprey. $2,000 to $3,000
    <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>New York | June 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Taylor, Deems. <i>Walt Disney’s Fantasia.</i> New York: 1940. In custom binding by Asprey. $2,500 to $3,500
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Shakespeare’s Sonnets, In Two Parts,</i> limited Saint Dunstan edition, Oxford University Press, 1901. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b><br>Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b><br>Ian Fleming, <i>The Man with the Golden Gun,</i> first edition, first state with the dust jacket, London, 1965. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Virginia Woolf, <i>The Voyage Out,</i> first American edition of the author’s first book, in rare dust jacket, NY, 1920. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Gabriel García Márquez, <i>Cien años de soledad,</i> Buenos Aires, 1967. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Mary Mapes Dodge, <i>Along the Way,</i> first edition, author’s copy, annotated in her hand, NY, 1879. $1,800 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> <i>The Dial: A Monthly Magazine for Literature, Philosophy and Religion,</i> first edition, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s copy, Cincinnati, 1860. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Gaston Leroux, <i>The Phantom of the Opera,</i> first American edition, first printing, New York, 1911. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Walt Whitman, <i>Leaves of Grass,</i> signed, Camden, 1876. $4,000 to $6,000.

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